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Wickham Retreat Backpackers

25/27 Wickham Street, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia (East Perth)
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Ranked #4 of 51 Specialty lodging in Perth
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pignans, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hostel. Australian hostels tend to be big, cold and sanitized. This one is really different, with a lot of character, different rooms to relax, eat, play, watch TV... This is actually the first "generous" hostel we've been to. Meaning free food, free washing machines, etc. We were here during a "sandwich night", and were expecting cheap bad sandwich. Instead,... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I loved this hostel, but I won't give it a 5 because there are things that could make it even better. The six bed dorm rooms can be a bit cramped when everyone has luggage in there. The 4 bed dorms have a lot more space to store stuff. There is a luggage room near the small kitchen which is... More

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Cairns, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

When I have been in this hostel I was so foolish to assume that the facilities described on Hostelworld would be accurate . It stated that there would be airconditioning, fruit and vedgies at breakfast and free wifi. All of these were reasons why I decided to stay at this hostel. Well when I arrived in Perth it was hot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Best hostel I've stayed in in Australia! The staff are great, the place is clean and the facilities are good. It's a pretty small hostel with only about 25 beds. There are few long term residents but plenty of people stay a week or two, meaning it's really easy to meet people and get to know them! There are 4... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This must be the best hostel in the west.the place is run so well its clean tidy and no horid smells like you get in so many other hostels with your breakfast and other foods in with the price make it easy and not have to worry about eating out in expensive cafe . Its only a short walk to... More

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

YOU WILL NOT STARVE IN THIS HOSTEL AS THEY PUT ON FREE FOODS EVERY NIGHT AND DAY. A sm friendly hostel with free wifi and computer internet use. pool table, tv lounge, outside areas for eating and socialising. free cat bus into the city around the corner or 10 mins to walk and also a laundry 4 bed dorms are... More

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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I only stayed for two nights as a stopover from my aunts on my way back to the east coast, however I will be back next time I visit my aunt. The staff were lovely, chris and Charlie were uber friendly and very friendly especially when it came to my, admittedly very heavy, suitcase. The dorms are unique with lots... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Would like to say Charlie and Chris worked hard to keep, the retreat to a high standard, in a great location walking distance to the swan river one way and the city centre the other way ! Offering a real community spirit and catering in the evening via a BBQ , pizza or buffet, the best hostel I've ever stayed... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great hostel, and the best value for money. The greatest part of the hostel are the people in it, everyone is very friendly and you end up sharing a lot with them. You have breakfast included, free wifi and 3 dinners out of 7, then a very good common area and all the help you need from the staff. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

very lovely hostel that gives me a wonderfol experince.I stayed there about 2 weeks,and almost every evening was something delicious to eat as BBQ,pizza,sandwichs.The stuff is the best part in this hostel always smiling and helping whenever and whatever you need. There are a lot of people from all over but most are german and UK[and Ireland].There are few workers... More

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Address: 25/27 Wickham Street, Perth, Western Australia 6004, Australia
Location: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Perth > East Perth
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Are you tired of all the added costs of backpacking? Then come and stay with us! Our prices include it all. Lots of food - Monday Pizza night, tuesday and Friday sandwich night and a free sausage sizzle once a week. We also provide breakfast cereals, jams, milk, margarine, bread, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, potatoes, onions carrots, tea, coffee, sugar etc. Computer use and Wi-Fi are free and also the same for the washing machines including powder. All bedrooms now have Air Con! Our clean and fresh rooms have a funky modern twist, with beds made prior to your arrival. We offer two types of rooms, four bed and six bed dorms. Stay with us and relax in our fully-restored federation-style house with a large sweeping veranda at the front accessible directly from your bedroom, It's perfect for that morning cup of tea or afternoon beer to relax with. Our bathrooms are clean and newly-renovated, while the original wooden floors of our house have been restored and are teamed with the original high ceilings. Our rates also include linen and towels.. We have a great small team of staff who are there to help in anyway they can so you can be sure to feel safe and receive friendly and helpful service. We're your home away from home! Please note that guests must be 18+ unless accompanied by their parents or guardians. We are not a late night party hostel so getting a good nights sleep is never a problem. ... more   less 
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